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Historical Items

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Item 66463

Fort Popham, Phippsburg, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1935 Location: Phippsburg Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 40321

Painting of soldiers at fort, Portland, 1852

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1814 Location: Portland Media: Oil paint, wood

Item 7542

St. Georges Fort plan, Phippsburg, 1607

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1607-11-07 Location: Phippsburg Media: Ink on linen

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Exhibits

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early History - 1719 to 1740

George (the area later known as Fort Wharf), the fort was located at the southeastern side of lower Knox Street, currently the site of the Lyman…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Blue Hill Spearheads Development on the Downeast Coast

Soon Fort Pownall was constructed at a place called Wasaumkeag (the seal place) in what is today Fort Point in Stockton Springs.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 4, pages 57-76

… Plot to burn New York Glassblowers exhibition Fort Sumter Capture of Richmond, Petersburg Lee's surrender Bangor victory "parade" Gorham L.

My Maine Stories

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Margaret Moxa's Blanket Coat
by Jennifer Neptune

A contemporary artwork in memory of Penobscots murdered for scalp bounties.

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.